Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show

WHAT: It’s the first City Farmhouse pop-up show of the year. Special guests include The Cotton Shed and Camp David. Free admission.

WHEN: Friday – Saturday, Jan. 18 – 19, 10 a – 4 p

WHERE: The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin

2. Friends of Brentwood Library Book Sale

stack of books


WHAT: The Friends of the Brentwood Library will be holding their first quarterly book sale of the year at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library from Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20.

For vinyl lovers, this sale will include a much larger than usual selection of records in a range of genres. Also available is a wide collection of audiovisual material, including DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. And there are always thousands of books of all kinds—fiction, non-fiction, children’s, teens, classics, reference books, paperbacks, cookbooks and coffee table books.

Prices for all items range from $0.50 to $3.00, with some vintage books and DVDs priced slightly higher. For teachers looking to beef up their classroom collections, children’s books range from $0.50 to $2.00. And Sunday is Half Price Day on everything that is left.

WHEN: Friday, January 18- Sunday, January 20, 10 a – 5:30 p – Sunday hours 1 p – 5:30 p

WHERE: City of Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

3. Hustle & Hearth Photography Workshop at Rippvilla   

credit – Hustle & Hearth

WHAT: It’s Hustle & Hearth’s first Styled Photoshoot of 2019. They are kicking off the new year with a 1920s inspired garden party at an elegant historic Antebellum Mansion. The event is hosted by Mahlia Dooley from Ivory Door Studio, & Weddings & Events by Raina.

Register for the class here.

WHEN: Monday, January 21, 10 a – 2:30 p

WHERE: Ripplavilla Plantation, 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill

4. Act Too Players Present Shrek the Junior Musical

Shrek Jr.


WHAT: Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. This is a shortened version of Shrek the Musical presented in One Act.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Purchase tickets online here. 

WHEN: Saturday, January 19- Sunday, January 20, multiple showtimes

WHERE: Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, Franklin

5. Governor-Elect Bill Lee Inauguration Events  

Governor Bill Lee


WHAT: Williamson County resident, Governor-elect Bill Lee will be inaugurated as the 50th Governor of the State of Tennessee on January, 19.

The weekend will be packed with events that include a free tour of the Governor’s residence and the Capitol. Governor-elect Lee will take the oath of office on January 19th at 11:00 a.m. CST at Legislative Plaza in Nashville. The oath will be administered by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins. The event is a joint convention of the 111th General Assembly.

See the complete list of activities this weekend here. 

WHEN: Saturday, January 19 – Sunday, January 20

WHERE: Downtown Nashville